Martin van Creveld explains our phony war with North Korea

Summary: Martin van Creveld explains our dance with North Korea, fierce talk but little action, seeing what our journalists and geopolitical experts don't. "The atomic bomb is the Second Coming in Wrath." --- Winston Churchill, on hearing about the Trinity test. From Harvey H. Bundy's "Remembered Words" in The Atlantic, March 1957.   "And Pray, Sir, … Continue reading Martin van Creveld explains our phony war with North Korea

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Martin van Creveld looks at the infamous women of history

Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History

Summary: After all the serious and depressing posts of late, here is some light history about forgotten famous women in history. We have heard about the many wonderful women in history. Here are some of the less wonderful. They are antidotes to the belief that women are more moral than men, and reminders that men … Continue reading Martin van Creveld looks at the infamous women of history

Chet Richards reviews “Hitler in Hell”, the most important book of the year

Hitler burns in Hell

Summary: Here is Chet Richard's review of Martin van Creveld's new book, Hitler in Hell. "It’s not exaggerating to say that this might be the most important book you’ll read this year." "Hitler Lives?" Review of Martin van Creveld's Hitler in Hell. By Chet Richards at Slightly East of New. Posted with his generous permission. … Continue reading Chet Richards reviews “Hitler in Hell”, the most important book of the year

Martin van Creveld explains why the Middle East is a disaster area

Gaza strip

Summary: The Middle East has become a focus of the world's conflicts. Martin van Creveld explains what's made the Middle East the disaster area it is, and looks at it likely future. The course of world history might be determined by the decisions of its people. "The Middle East disaster area" By Martin van Creveld. … Continue reading Martin van Creveld explains why the Middle East is a disaster area